As he explained in a local ABC News feature, Players Sports Nuts owner Keith Carter, a displaced St. Louis Rams fan himself, wanted to create a business that catered to sports fans of all stripes, whether they rooted for local franchises or teams from across the nation. With memorabilia representing all major sports leagues and an emphasis on the NFL, the shop equips fans with trinkets such as logo-emblazoned shot glasses, player bobbleheads, and team toothbrushes. In-store autograph sessions with stars such as Percy Harvin allow fans to sign their names on their favorite players' foreheads in the hopes of increasing their value for future contract negotiations.
requisites gallery aims to transform empty homes into vibrant living spaces that reflect the character and the personality of the owners. The gallery brims with original artwork as well handpicked furniture and accent pieces to complement virtually any decor or aesthetic. In addition to the impressionistic paintings of sunset-lit marshes and towering lighthouses, the space includes everything from vintage desks and brass candlestick lamps to ceramic teapots and Victorian chests.
For an even more personal touch, the staff offers custom-framing services that help protect and display custom paintings as well as treasured photographs, mementos, or particularly famous speeding tickets. requisites gallery also invites patrons to invent their own pieces of art by hosting watercolor classes as well as social Art on the Vine sessions that allow attendees to socialize as they paint a preprinted sketch of a sailboat on the open water or a still life of chess pieces.
Winesett Nursery's blossom-strewn wonderland helps gardeners transform patches of dull dirt into bastions of greenery. Frond fans can load up on starters of annuals ($2.69+) or grab a ready-to-inhale hanging basket of blooms ($15.99+), and gallon perennials, including favorites such as Russian Sage, May Night Salvia, and Ice Plant ($7.99), quench gardens' thirst for fresh foliage. Those looking to beautify the lawn after its recent eel problem can find flowering shrubs such as Spirea ($19.99), Indian Hawthorn ($22.99), and Loropetalum ($24.99), and homeowners in search of a High Plains feel can paint the whole house red with a drift rose ($24.99).
Equal parts sweet-smelling bakery and sandwich shop, Patty’s Place silences midday stomach swearing with a deli menu packed with paninis, hearty sandwiches, and salads. The Wild Cat club piles turkey, ham, bacon, swiss, and cheddar atop toasted bread ($7.49). Staples such as the loaded BLT ($6.99) share space with reimagined favorites such as the cheddar, provolone, and creamy swiss mélange of the grown-up grilled cheese, served with a selection of investment brochures ($6.59). Patty's Friday night dinner specials treat evening eaters to an entree that rotates weekly, sidelined by seasoned green beans, a fluffy yeast roll, and a choice of salad, mac 'n' cheese, or mashed potatoes.
Designer Consignment gives new and slightly worn designer and vintage clothing, handbags, and accessories a second chance in the limelight. The shop only accepts items that are new or gently worn and in good condition, with brands such as Prada, Gucci, Juicy Couture, and Armani filling the shelves (designer items are generally $19.99–$24.99). Customers can expect high-quality apparel, instead of the pie-stained clown uniforms and uncharged power suits available at many secondhand outlets. The average shirt or blouse is usually $12.99, and skirts and pants average out at $14.99. Costume, vintage, and designer jewelry glitters around the store, attracting stylish magpies, and shoes are displayed lovingly in large cabinets and on bookshelves, giving the store a vibe as personal and novel as the items sold therein.
After 10 years of snipping and styling locks, Hair Kingdom's staff remains convinced that your cut should reflect your character. To ensure that each trim and coloring service is in tune with their client's personality, the style experts start every appointment with a consultation, discussing daily habits, personal hobbies, and aesthetic tastes. Armed with a concrete idea and mousse statuette of a desired look, they then start snipping away.
Though the experienced staff members handle updos and multidimensional color treatments with finesse, they can also paint nails and wax brows for a well-rounded makeover. Their cosmetic artistry can benefit charity if guests choose to shed 8 inches of hair, which the salon donates to Locks of Love through its complimentary program.